DOJ Seal Department of Justice  
United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER             CELL: (409) 553-9881 DIRECT: (409) 981-7902



            TYLER, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 23-year-old Tyler, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas.  

            CHRISTINA NICHOLE COURVILLE pleaded guilty on June 23, 2009, to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison on Mar. 23, 2010 by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis. 

            According to information presented in court, a February 2009 traffic stop led to the discovery of a drug trafficking ring responsible for transporting methamphetamine from Dallas to Tyler, Texas for distribution.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Mar. 4, 2009, charging seven individuals with federal drug trafficking crimes. 

            To date, this investigation has resulted in the seizure of approximately 6 pounds of methamphetamine, firearms, and over $30,000 in cash and automobiles.  Co-defendants, Jose Luis Abarca, was sentenced to 195 months in federal prison; Marcus Ondre Mumphrey, was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison; Eric Fernando Reyes was sentenced to 195 months in federal prison; Kevin Wade Brown was sentenced to 131 months in federal prison, Jason Michael Pryor was sentenced to 120 months in prison; and Terah Elizabeth Harris was sentenced to 37 months in prison. 

            This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin.


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